August 13, 2007

Short DVD Reviews - Part 3

As always, I promise you reviews of our latest Netflix rentals in 25 words or less!

Little Children - The narration was an interesting tool, and Kate Winslet is certainly great, as always. But the plot goes nowhere, and I got bored.

Croupier - Clive Owen smolders. Clive Owen broods. Clive Owen is in an ultimately dull movie.

Xanadu - The cheesiness never stops in this 80's cult flick. Sure, the music is nice. But poor Gene Kelly - what a way to end a career!

The Safety of Objects - Intriguing, this one is trying to be like Magnolia - lots of characters all tied together. But some of the parts were lacking.

Borat - This film has a certain type of humor - the type about gleefully humiliating others. I do not enjoy this type of humor.

Zodiac - As a historical perspective on the Zodiac killings in California, I was really drawn in. But as a movie for entertainment, it fell flat.

2 comments:

Stef said...

Sounds like you've had some unfortunately boring experiences lately. Sorry 'bout that. I liked most of these, though I'd agree the stories don't move too fast. That ending of LITTLE CHILDREN was pretty shocking, though. And I think I'm really growing to like Patrick Wilson, that whole Phantom thing aside.

joyous said...

Totally agree about Croupier. I was really looking forward to it, and couldn't even finish it. Thank god the blond hair didn't last.